The Joy of Correction

honey jar with honey comb

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. – Colossians 3:16

The richness of Jesus

I am blessed. I have a brother-in-law that continually studies God’s word and fills in his pastor from time-to-time. He is a man that loves God’s word, and that’s what comes out when we chat. Sometimes I just kind of lean back and let God’s word wash over me.

When we talk about the things of God, I am deeply aware of the richness of Jesus living in me and the chastening that comes from my Lord. What a privilege we have in Christ; what a richness we can find in Him.

9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey and
drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 19:9-11

The joy of correction

Receiving the teaching of a fellow Christian is easy. Still, from my experience, it takes time, and investment for Christians to receive “admonishment” from other Christians, despite those admonishments come from Christ who dwells in us. I treasure the few in my life that I can receive admonishment from and know without a doubt that the source of their correction is Jesus.

I pray that you have a few Christians in your life that you have shared this long journey in the same direction, a journey that enables you to receive the joy of correction.

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